Illustration of a pterodactyl fossil (Pterodactylus brevirostris), from Louis Figuier's The World Before the Deluge, 1867 American edition. Figuier describes pterodactyls as "half-vampire, half-woodcock, with crocodile's teeth." This fossil was discove

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Illustration of a pterodactyl fossil (Pterodactylus brevirostris), from Louis Figuier's The World Before the Deluge, 1867 American edition. Figuier describes pterodactyls as "half-vampire, half-woodcock, with crocodile's teeth." This fossil was discove
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Illustration of a pterodactyl fossil (Pterodactylus brevirostris), from Louis Figuier's The World Before the Deluge, 1867 American edition. Figuier describes pterodactyls as "half-vampire, half-woodcock, with crocodile's teeth." This fossil was discovered in Germany's Solenhofen limestones.